Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week. Have a nominee for DOTW? E-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s Douche of the Week comes courtesy of Queerty reader Matt and Minnesota Independent reporter Andy Birkey. Matt turned us on to Andy’s article about the Inver Grove Heights city council and its decision to reject a proposed domestic-partner registry.
Because God forbid those horrible Sodomites get discount admission to the zoo like good Christian couples do!
There were plenty of villains in this small-town story: There was anti-registry resident Bill Kostner, who told the council, “this issue has nothing to do with the growth of Inver Grove Heights, its fiscal base [or] the safety of the community for its citizens.” There were the cowardly council members who silently voted down the measure, even though several community members demonstrated its clear benefits to the area.
But the real douche in this scenario has to be council member Dennis Madden, who seemed to foam at the mouth over the very idea of LGBT couples and thought the town’s policies should be in line with the anti-marriage-equality amendment appearing on the ballotnext year.
“I’m getting a little tired of seeing the standards and morals of this country going down the tubes and the political correctness that’s allowed and I think it’s a disgrace to our community, our state and our country.”
“I’m tired of these weird little groups that do all these strange things. I’m fed up with that. Whatever you do in your private life is your business, but don’t ask me to come along and approve it.”
You know, we think Madden and the gay community actually have something in common: Each is waiting for the other to just hurry up and die already.
All together now: What a douche!
Oh, and, Rosemary Piekarski Krech, the lone council member who voted in favor of the registry? You’re getting a Christmas card from us this year.